Independent Interventional Radiology Residency

Welcome to the University of Louisville Independent Interventional Radiology Residency Program

The University of Louisville Interventional Radiology section is now offering an ACGME, initially accredited, Interventional Radiology Residency, with our first resident appointment starting in July 2021. Both Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) and non-ESIR candidates are considered. In addition to the resident position, an additional ESIR program accepts one R3 (PGY4) resident per year. University of Louisville is a level one trauma center, an active center for organ transplant including cardiac, lung, and liver, and is a tertiary referral center. There is broad and deep exposure to a variety of patient care and management including: Interventional Oncology: y-90, TACE, microwave and cryo ablation Hepatobiliary: TIPS, PTC, post-transplant interventions Renal: nephrostomy, percutaneous stone removal access, ureteral stent placement, suprapubic catheter placement. Pulmonary: PE lysis and thrombectomy. Arterial: traumatic, gastrointestinal, and other angiography and embolizations Venous: Complex IVC filter removal, acute and chronic DVT thrombectomy and reconstruction, venous access Lymphatic: antegrade and retrograde lymphangiography and thoracic duct embolization. The solo resident appointment allows for broad and deep exposure to a variety of cases. Rotations in neurointerventional and vascular surgery departments are available. IR clinic responsibilities will also be expected.

Program Leadership
Dr. Rian Holayter, M.D.

Rian Holayter, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Program Director, IR Fellowship
University of Louisville School of Medicine


There are 3 major rotation sites and 5 Interventional Radiology teaching faculty.

  • University of Louisville Hospital: 3 angio suites including Biplane Siemens, GE Discovery. Dedicated additional IR CT scanner, US rooms.
  • Jewish Hospital 2 Angio suites and dedicated procedural CT.
  • Robley Rex VA medical Center: Angio suite and procedural CT unit.

Residents will participate in resident education, including weekly didactic IR lectures to diagnostic radiology residents, and medical student lectures including the IR interest group.

Additionally, participation in tumor boards including gastrointestinal and thoracic tumor boards is expected. Journal club and annual meeting attendance will also be encouraged.

Call Responsibilities

Call experience is shared between the resident, ESIR resident, and additional diagnostic radiology residents rotating on service, with an anticipated call burden of about q4 but no more often than q3.

Stipends & Cost of Living in Louisville

Louisville is a very affordable city, with a cost of living 5.9% below the national average. With a median home price of $138,900, many residents and residents choose to purchase a home or condo during their time here. Be sure to visit our Living in Louisville webpage. Below is the resident stipend rate for the 2021-2022 academic year:







University Benefits

The University of Louisville has a competitive benefits package for resident, including the following insurance plans: Health, malpractice, disability, life, and accident. Additionally, the Ophthalmology Clinic offers a discount on eye examinations and the Dental School offers a complete dental program.

The GME office provides free parking permits to resident for the HSC 620 parking garage.

Residents have full access to the University’s many fitness facilities free of charge. Family members are also allowed to use facilities for an additional fee.

Residents are eligible to purchase student athletic tickets, which are offered at reduced rates through the Athletics Department. Housestaff also have access to all U of L athletic facilities including the Health Sciences Center Fitness Center, the brand new Student Recreation Center, Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, and Ralph Wright Natatorium, which are located on the main campus.

Many discounts are provided to residents through the following participating organizations: Actor's Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, PNC Bank Broadway Series, and Stage One.

Additional Departmental Support for Independent IR Resident:
  • CME Travel Funding (Totaling $1,500): The program will support the Interventional Radiology resident to attend one of the following meetings: SIR, SIOI, WCIO. All university travel policies must be followed.
  • One lab coat and personalized jacket are provided to each incoming residents.
  • Residents who present at an approved national conference may be eligible to have a portion of the travel costs covered by the department.  Residents presenting will be given additional days off to attend the conference.
  • Residents are entitled to four weeks of vacation during the academic year. The Interventional Radiology Program observes the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday time off is not deducted from the IR resident's vacation balance.
  • Residents are given five additional days off to use for employment interviews.
Application Process

The University of Louisville Independent IR program uses ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) to manage the application process. We follow the timeframe established by the NRMP. We have one appointment available for the 2023-2024 academic year. Interviews for the position will be held between January-March 2022.

Please email with any questions regarding the application and interview process.